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The Eric Carle Museum
of Picture Book Art
  • 125 West Bay Road
  • Amherst, MA 01002


  • Tuesday- Friday10 am - 4 pm
  • Saturday 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday 12 pm - 5 pm

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Past Events

In The Reading Library

CANCELED Bilingual Storytime: Spanish

April 2, 2020
2:00am - 2:30am
Free with Museum Admission

Join us in the Reading Library for storytime in multiple languages!

In The West Gallery

CANCELED Northampton Community Music Center Family Concert Series: In the Nick of Time

March 28, 2020
11:00 am
$5; Museum admission extra

With a generous blend of rock, pop, reggae, jazz and funk, Nick Deysher delivers music for all, big and small. Children enjoy the imagination and whimsy of Nick’s music which transports them back in time to 65 million years ago or shoots them into outer space through song. Parents love that Nick keeps their sensibilities in mind by drawing upon influences of the Beatles, Bob Marley, and Paul Simon (just to name a few). This live performance is a high-energy celebration with clever lyrics and cheerful tunes that will catch your ear and have you tapping your toes while singing along!

Ticket sales begin at 10:30; no advance sales. Limited seating; early arrival recommended.


In The Museum

CANCELED Word Play with Center Dance Studio

March 27, 2020
11:00am - 12:00pm
Free with Museum Admission; registration required

Ages 3 and up; caregiver participation welcome

Join The Center Dance Studio for creative movement and narrative dance inspired by picture books. Bring your imagination and your dancing feet! 

Register online

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Amherst Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.


In The Reading Library

CANCELED Exploring Diversity in Picture Books

March 27, 2020
9:30am - 12:30pm
$40 (Members $34)

REGISTRATION IS FULL. To be added to the waitlist please email

 (3 PDPs) In this workshop we will examine how to use picture books to provide “mirrors and windows” that reflect readers’ identities and open their eyes to the world beyond their lived experiences.

A limited number of workshop spots are free for preschool teachers and elementary teachers in Title 1 Schools through The Carle Community Fund. Scholarships are awarded at random and offered on a quarterly basis. Application deadline for fall workshops is December 15. Click here to apply.

See Workshops for Adults & Educators to sign up.

In The Museum

CANCELED Very Hungry Caterpillar Day

March 22, 2020
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Free with Museum Admission

Celebrate the Caterpillar's special day at The Carle! Enjoy a special art studio project, Museum-wide scavenger hunt, films, storytimes and a dance party with the Very Hungry Caterpillar!

All Very Hungry Caterpillar items will be 15% off in the Shop! (Members save 30%)


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